The men’s cross-country team finished seventh with 273 points at the Arturo Barrios Invitational on Saturday, while the women’s team finished 24th of 27 with 719 points.

Junior Justin Domangue topped the Mavericks, completing the men’s 8-kilometer race 12th in 24:44. Senior Michael Guerrero placed 13th overall, finishing just one second behind Domangue.

Junior Cole Klashinsky placed 43rd with a 25:31 time, senior Grayson Birka finished 105th in 26:19 and freshman Jared Lautenslager rounded out the scoring, placing 111th in 26:26. Sixth runner sophomore Eliseo Rodriguez finished 197th in 28:16.

The women’s race saw three schools not have enough runners to officially place in the final standings, leaving the Mavericks last of 24 schools.

Junior Bailey Balmer finished the 6-kilometer course in 23:38, placing 145th. Senior Macey Beazley placed 171st in 24:15, freshman Valeria Diaz finished 173rd in 24:19, senior Anamarija Petters placed 199th in 25:27, and freshman Alanah Moreno rounded out with a 27:02 time, placing 211th.

This meet was the final showing for the Maverick cross-country teams before they compete at the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Oct. 27 in Mobile, Alabama.


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